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New i5-2500k build help

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March 16, 2011 5:08:09 PM

im looking at this build below and could use some help.

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129042
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant


Open Box: Acer S211HLbd 21.5'' 5ms LED-Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design
Item #: N82E16824009261R
Return Policy: Open Box Refund Only Return Policy
-$75.00 Instant


EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130550
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


Item #: N82E16827135201
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Modular ...
Item #: N82E16817171036
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$50.00 Instant


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231303
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130574
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Sega Sega Shogun 2: Total War Free with purchase!
Item #: N82E16800992058
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$49.99 Combo

Subtotal: $1,135.86

i have been tryingto keep the build around 1k but its a bit hard trying to get the performance i want, my goal was to wait for the asrock extreme4 but its been so long and im trying to get my computer as soon as possible, so i was wondering if the msi mobo i put in there was any good. its mostly going to be a rig for wow but would be aiming for another games in the future like diablo 3 and possibly future mmos. my goal is to get ultra setting in wow out of this machine mostly. so for the money i put in is it worth it, or would there be anyways to reduce cost without killing performance, or any place that would need more money put into it. thank you for any help u can give me.

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March 16, 2011 5:57:15 PM

You could help your performance by going with a GTX 560 rather than the 470 for the same price.

Also, how far are you from a Microcenter? Those i5 2500K processors are $179.99 there. I would take the money you save there and get a 850W PSU with 60A on the 12V rail (to get ready for a second 560 one day!).

Additionally, you may want to pick up some quieter fans (xigmatek 12xx are good quiet fans). The fans that come with the Antec 300 are pretty LOUD.

Otherwise, that's a good setup.
February 3, 2012 9:08:05 PM

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February 3, 2012 9:08:05 PM

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